Poulsbo, Washington – One Person Dead, One Injured in Car-Truck Collision at Miller Bay Road NE
Posted on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Poulsbo, Washington (August 17, 2019) – One person was killed and another sustained injuries in a car-truck collision at the 21600 block of Miller Bay Road Northeast on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the car, identified as Kevin Chandler from Seattle, died on the scene. He was determined to not have been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the truck, identified as a 60 year-old man from Port Townsend sustained minor injuries and was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for treatment.
The accident happened around 4:43 p.m. According to the report, Chandler was driving south on the road when he crossed the center line and struck the oncoming truck. The truck driver attempted to avoid the collision by braking and swerving, but was unable to prevent the collision. Investigators have said that Chandler may have suffered a a medical event but this is yet to be confirmed by the findings of the county’s forensic pathologist. It was also determined that the driver of the truck was not speeding or impaired at the time of the accident. The accident caused Miller Bay Road Northeast to be closed for five hours as investigation was ongoing.
About Vehicle Accidents
We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. Of the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous due to the circumstances – two cars are heading towards each other, with a great amount of force being experienced by all parties when the impact happens. While only 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, they account for more than 10% of car-accident related injuries. These injuries are quite dangerous as most of them are head, spine or neck-related, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and whiplash. Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.
The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.